Events for week of June 13, 2021
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Please be advised that Fees for Pool Access have been changed:
|Children 12 - 17||$20.00|
|Family of 5|
(2 Adults + 3 Kids)
The City of Chester, PA is seeking assistance from qualified professional planning and design consultants to prepare a municipal-wide parks, trails, and open space master plan. Consultant firms are invited to submit formal proposals that detail the scope of work and budget as well as participate in the final interview process. After reviewing the RFP submittals and interviews with the consultant teams, the City of Chester will identify its preferred candidate and enter into negotiations resulting in a final contract agreement.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is releasing the Mother's Day Route, as the route has changed from previous years.
7th and Penn to 7th and Jeffrey
- Left Turn to 4th and Jeffrey
- Left turn to 4th and Yarnall
- Right turn to 3rd and Yarnall
The three stops are 7th and Lloyd, 7th and Tilghman, and 7th and Jeffrey
Join us as Chester supports Chester on our Panther’s road to UYFL Nationals in Florida!
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Chester City Hall Community Room
Registration Days: Monday through Friday
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Place: City of Chester, 1 Fourth Street Chester, PA 19013
Deadline: November 20, 2015
Kids Ages: Newborn to 12 Years Old
Must have kids Social Security Card
Parents must have Driver's License or State ID
Must live in Delaware County
For more information, please contact Parks & Recreation at 610-447-7700.
The 2018 swimming pool season at Memorial Park begins June 16 – September 3, 2018. The pool is open every day from 12:00-6:00pm.
You can obtain a pool application at Chester City Hall or by downloading the application on this page.
To purchase a day or seasonal pass, please review the current pool fees.
ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH A MONEY ORDER.
|Children 12 – 17||$20.00|
|Family of 5|
(2 Adults + 3 Kids)
Chester City Hall - One Fourth Street
Saturday, June 17, 2017
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Door Prizes will be available
For more information, call 610-447-7861
The meeting for Zoning Board Hearing Meeting for Wednesday, February 15, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
The meeting for Planning Commission Meeting for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 has been cancelled for the month of February due to lack of applications.
We are in need of 150 volunteers to participate in a training (drill), to familiarize our residents with the screening and distribution of medication in the event there was a biological threat present in the City of Chester and surrounding areas.
*** Interested in volunteering? ***
Email your contact information to Rosetta Cater at: [email protected]
Join us as we kick off our Fourth Annual
5k Run / Walk for Breast Cancer
This event is FREE for EVERYONE!
Location: Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive) & (Flower Street)
Pre-register by: 10/01/2016
Walk / Run Date: 10/22/2016
On-Site Registration Time: 7:30 AM
Start Time promptly at 8:00 AM
For more information contact Ms. Rosetta Carter (610) 447-7700 ext. 7955
Come Celebrate the City of Chester's
Let's Move! 6th Anniversary Celebration and Health Awareness Month
|Saturday 2/20 11-3pm||City of Chester Wellness Week & Chester Biddy League Health Fair||Showalter Middle School|
|Sunday 2/21 various times||Healthy Churches - A Matter of the Heart||Various Locations|
|Monday 2/22 12-1pm||Health Awareness Week Information Table||City Hall|
|Tuesday 2/23 11-1:30pm||Heart Disease & Stroke: What Seniors Should Know||Community Room @ Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 10am||City Council Proclamation||Chester City Hall|
|Wednesday 2/24 various times||Walk 4 Wellness Wednesday||Various Locations|
|Thursday 2/25 9am - 12pm||Fit Frenzy Fun Day!||Showalter Middle School|
|Friday 2/26 10am - 2pm||Chester Apartments Health & Fair||Chester Apartments 1225 West 9th Street|
Please call Ms. Rosetta Carter at the Bureau of Health (610) 447-7770
These events are sponsored by Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Councilman William Jacobs, Director of Public Safety
3rd Men's Wellness Breakfast
"Men's Health Matters"
Featuring: Glenn Ellis
President / Senior Consultant at Strategies for Well-Being, LLC
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Chester City Hall Community Room
1 Fourth Street
Chester, PA 19013
For more information please contact:
Rosetta Carter, Community Health Director @ 610-447-7770 x7955
Please be advised that we will be experiencing extreme weather conditions throughout the City of Chester, with temperatures reportedly dropping below zero this evening and overnight. We encourage all residents to stay inside.
In the event of a power outage, we strongly advise residents to seek temporary shelter with family or friends.
We also advise our homeless population to seek adequate shelter at one of the agencies below. If you see someone who is homeless and in need of shelter, please call 911.
Emergency Shelter Information
City Team Ministries
634 Sproul Street
Chester, PA 19013
151 West 15th Street
Chester, PA 19013
Please be mindful to check on our elderly!
City of Chester Department of Public Safety’s
3rd Annual 5K Walk / Run
Councilman William “Al” Jacobs, Director
Chester Waterfront (Seaport Drive)
7:30 AM Sharp
We Invite you to pre-register by contacting:
Ms. Rosetta Carter, Community Health Education Director
@ 610-447-7770 x7955
This is a free event and open to the public!
CITY OF CHESTER TOP TEN PUBLIC SAFETY & HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS
The City of Chester Department of Public Safety is committed to working with the community to help preserve the quality and integrity of our neighborhoods, while ensuring public health and safety. Our Code Enforcement staff has identified the TOP TEN CODE VIOLATIONS most commonly found within our community.
In accordance with the Chester City Codified Ordinances, if founded these violations may warrant fines of up to $1000.00.
- Construction or Building without Permits
- Unlawful Operation of Businesses
- High Weeds and Grass
- Unregistered / Inoperable/Abandoned Motor Vehicles
- Trash & Debris
- Vacant, Unsecured Property
- Miscellaneous Property Maintenance Violations
- Unleashed Dogs
- Pet Allowance
- Animal Waste
We encourage residents to report suspected violations within their neighborhood to the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Health. You may contact the Department with any questions or concerns at 610-447-7770. You may also pick up a detailed copy of these regulations at Chester City Hall 1 E. Fourth Street Chester, PA, or click ‘Public Notices’ at www.ChesterCity.com
Councilman William Al Jacobs, Director
Ieasa Nichols, Public Health Commissioner
The City has adopted a Curfew Ordinance. Please see the document linked below for more information.
"The Eyes and Ears to insure that students are safe on their way to and from school."
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
Primary duets of Community Block Leaders in Chester are as follows:
- Nurturing Neighborhood pride among residents
- Volunteers in this position work in conjunction with city government to keep residential blocks safe and clean.
Office of the Community Liaisons
Mayor John A. Linder
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development has scheduled a public hearing to receive testimony presented on behalf of the City of Chester, Delaware County with respect to the request for financial assistance filed by the City of Chester pursuant to the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, Act 47 of 1987 as amended.
The hearing on the request will be held on May 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. in a Zoom Meeting before a hearing officer duly appointed by the Department. The public is invited to attend. Prior to the start of the hearing, the Department will accept comments from the public via email, and there will also be time given to the public to issue comments over the phone during the hearing. Comments issued during the hearing will be limited to 3 minutes each. You must be registered beforehand to issue comments over the phone. If registering to speak, please include your name, address and the phone number from which you will be calling. You will only be allowed to speak if you log in with your name or call in with the phone number you provide. You can submit your comments or register to speak by e-mailing [email protected] To join the Zoom Meeting please go to httos://us02web.zoom.us/j/86753713955?pwd=Um5CcVhiQWJWNVVnYUVhTVZaYXRqQT0 9. This address will also be available on the city’s website. The Meeting ID is 867 5371 3955 and the Password is 3WtKHv. If you would like to join by phone, please dial +1 929 205 6099. The phone Meeting ID is 867 5371 3955 and the Passcode is 205342. Those individuals requiring special accommodations to attend the hearing should contact the Department. For further information contact Fred Chapman, Local Government Policy Specialist, at (717) 720-7396.
Are you or someone you know interested in getting the COVID-19 Vaccine but are having a hard time scheduling an appointment?
Chester City Hall can help.
If you would like to be scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,
please contact Rosetta Carter:
(610) 447-7700 ext. 7955
(CHESTER, PA) – Effective Monday, April 26, Chester City will resume holding its Deliberative Agenda Meetings at 2:00 p.m. on the Monday that corresponds with the city’s bi-weekly Wednesday Council Meetings. All public meeting will continue to be streamed live on Facebook.
The Deliberative/Council Meetings’ agendas for each meeting will be posted to the City’s website on the Thursday before the next meeting date. The agendas will be posted to the City’s Facebook page on the Friday before the next meeting date.
Residents or taxpayers of the city of Chester who wish to provide a public comment for any meeting can submit their comment via email starting the Thursday before each meeting, until 9:45 a.m. on the meeting date. If the meeting is scheduled to take place in the evening, public comments will be accepted until 6:45 p.m. on the meeting date.
Any person submitting a public comment must include the same information that is requested at a public meeting. This information includes a person’s name and address.
Email submissions can be sent to:
In the subject line of the email, please include:
Public Comment Submission for (insert meeting date) Council Meeting
All public comments will be read into record during the meetings. Chester City Councilmembers will offer a response to these comments if warranted. If a public comment is received without the requested information or if the comment is deemed inappropriate, it will not be read into record or accepted as an official submission.
City of Chester News and Information Facebook page:
Meeting times/changes are listed below:
Deliberative Meeting Dates:
- April 26, 2021
- May 10, 2021
- May 24, 2021
- June 7, 2021
- June 21, 2021
- July 12, 20221
- July 26, 2021
- August 9, 2021
- August 23, 2021
- September 7, 2021
- September 20, 20221
- October 12, 2021
- October 25, 2021
- November 8, 2021
- November 22, 2021
- December 6, 2021
- December 13, 2021
- December 20, 2021
ALL DELIBERATIVE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2:00 PM
Council Meeting Dates:
- April 28, 2021
- May 12, 2021
- May 26, 2021
- June 9, 2021 *
- June 23, 2021
- July 14, 2021
- July 28, 2021
- August 11, 2021
- August 25, 2021
- September 8, 2021 *
- September 22, 2021
- October 13, 2021
- October 27, 2021
- November 10, 2021
- November 24, 2021
- December 8, 2021 *
- December 15, 2021
- December 22, 2021
ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT 10:00 A.M., EXCEPT WHERE DESIGNATED BY AN ASTERISK (*) WHICH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT 7:00 P.M
WHEN: Saturday, April 24 2021
TIME: 10am – 2pm
WHERE: Bethany Baptist Church
1121 Tilghman Street
Chester, Pa 19013
Workforce Development/Retention Specialist
Delivers job readiness and sector-based technical courses to customers participating in the Business Interface training and job placement programs. This position will need to seamlessly report to multiple locations in Delaware. The Workforce Development Trainer is an essential part of a team who has a passion for improving the lives of our program participants.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide classroom training on job readiness curriculum specifically for BI's industry-based employment program
- Assist in the design of training modules and coursework.
- Develop training programs and schedules in collaboration with business partners.
- Develop and maintain a list of local service providers with which to leverage free and/or reduced co services for program participants
- Develop a library of training materials on the various modules developed specifically for BI to include training manuals, participant manuals, PowerPoint presentations, Internet-based training designs, etc.
- Determine the best delivery methods for various training including classroom, published materials, Internet-based offerings, and other leading-edge approaches.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of individual training programs, maintaining related records of program activities, and prepare reports detailing implementation and program results.
- Provide retention services to program participants-services include informal counseling, mentoring support, assistance with supportive service as needed
- Manage retention reporting, including obtaining necessary paperwork, pursuant to the contract reporting requirements
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Services, Counseling, Education, or related field
- Working knowledge of workforce development
- Working knowledge~ of community resources and various benefits/entitlements to support low-wage workers and small/medium-sized employers
- Minimum of 5 years of training development and delivery preferred
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to engage adult learners in training activities
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
- Willingness and ability to work as a member of a team
Business Interface mobilizes the business community in support of hiring nontraditional pools of labor. By linking under-served populations with employers in need of well-prepared and willing labor, we help individuals transition from a life of dependency to independence.
Business Interface, LLC_ (BI) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, BI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 /year
To apply: Please send your resume to, [email protected] 302-660-7123
Delaware County is looking to hire college or graduate students to fill two internship positions.
- Economic Development/Commerce Center Internship. To find out more about this opportunity, click the link below:
- Sustainability Commission and Chief Sustainability Officer Internship. To find out more about this opportunity, click the link below:
PA Medical Cannabis Grow Process Facility in Chester, PA looking for team members to join us as we embark on the next phase of bringing quality cannabis products to our patients.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more information about our company, culture, and products, visit our website at www.agri-kind.com
Supervisor: Property Manager _______=
Effective Date: 01/01/2020_____________________________________________
Under direct supervision of the Property Manager performs general manual and limited unskilled work in the maintenance and upkeep of public housing grounds. Responsibilities include performing a variety of custodial, grounds keeping tasks at the various Authority properties, may operate simple hand tools. Instructions are specific in nature on all but previously learned tasks, and work is subject to review for quality upon completion.
Essential Job Functions (An incumbent may or may not perform all the following duties)
The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the work load.
- Performs general grounds maintenance.
- Pick up debris for eventual disposal as instructed, keeps Authority grounds free of trash.
- Emptying trash receptacles.
- Sweep streets
- Reports any unsafe or hazardous conditions encountered or observed on Authority property.
- Uses a variety of small hand tools and implements such as but not limited to rakes, shovels, brooms, mops, pliers, hedge clippers, etc.
- Sweeps and maintains parking areas.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
- Knowledge of grounds maintenance practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, and materials used in repair and groundskeeping.
- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety precautions of the assigned work.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, residents, contractors, and the general public.
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work while standing for extended periods of time.
- Ability to bend or stoop down
Minimum, Education, Training and/or Experience
- Graduation from high school, or equivalent.
- Some experience in maintenance or grounds care.
- Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge and abilities may be considered sufficient.
- Ability to be bonded.
- Must be insurable under the Housing Authority's vehicle insurance policy.
CHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY
Classification: Maintenance Manager
Supervisor: Director of Housing Operations
Effective date: July 1, 2020
Under the direction of the Director of Housing Operations, this team member plans, organizes, manages, and provides administration and oversight for the Chester Housing Authority Maintenance Department; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; supervises the full range of day-to-day technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and electrical trades work to improve, maintain, and renovate CHA buildings, facilities, and grounds; performs a variety of administrative tasks relative to the functional area; and performs related work as required.
Essential Job Functions
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where and when appropriate so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Plans, organizes, assigns, supervises and reviews work of assigned staff in the maintenance of all Housing Authority buildings and facilities.
- Manages the work order system and daily allocation of tasks for assigned maintenance staff in order to meet the appropriate priority for the work. Provides monthly reports to the Director of Housing Operations on work output.
- Ensures and measures customer service in accordance with the Agency’s expectations.
- Observes, directs, and evaluates the execution of the full range of facilities maintenance duties which includes a wide variety of routine to technical maintenance, repair, installation, alteration, and construction activities involving carpentry, plumbing, roofing, painting, mechanical, heating, air conditioning, and electrical trades work; may participate in performing technical building maintenance and repair work if qualified.
- Ensures that the Authority’s maintenance policies and procedures are followed and updated as needed.
- Evaluates employee performance, including completing performance evaluations, advices and effectively recommending progressive disciplinary action as needed; assists in employee selection and promotion. Manages leave requests from staff to ensure adequate day time and on–call coverage at all times.
- Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns routine and emergency maintenance, preventative maintenance and annual inspections and repair work; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities.
- Provides reports and/or update measures, monitoring the work load and operations and activities of the Maintenance Division; implements quality control measures; identifies opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; provides recommendations concerning process changes and operational efficiencies; reviews recommendations with appropriate management staff and implements agreed-upon improvements.
- May answer emergency phone calls for after-hours maintenance support on a secondary basis, provides support as needed to the primary on-call duty staff, and when necessary responds to calls as well and/or calls in a vendor.
- Manages procurement of and relationships with third-party vendors for a wide range of contracted services, including but not limited to cycle and vacancy painting and flooring replacement, elevator maintenance, landscaping, and similar ongoing maintenance needs, ensuring work is done in compliance with contract requirements.
- May provide input into the design, engineering, construction, and field inspection processes for Capital Improvement and Extraordinary Maintenance Projects to ensure contractors’ compliance with Housing Authority standards; attends preconstruction meetings; performs detailed plan checks of construction and design to ensure adherence to established policy and sound engineering practices.
- Monitors the maintenance budget monthly. Manages inventory control to ensure that adequate but not excessive stock is kept and that costs are adequately budgeted for and assigned to the correct properties.
- Recommends training for employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions.
- Assists in developing short-term and long-term plans, work plans, procedures, and schedules.
- Responds to complaints and answers questions from tenants or escalates to management, as necessary.
- Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.
- Maintains public facilities of shop areas, storage sites, and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.
- Manages the disaster recovery plan for the agency and represents the agency at meetings on such topics.
- Maintains accurate computerized logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used; prepares reports as required.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Required Knowledge and Abilities
- Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
- Techniques for managing systems and providing a high level of customer service to the public and Housing Authority staff, in person and over the telephone.
- Record keeping principles and procedures; basic computer applications related to the work; English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation; basic arithmetic related to mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.
- Yardi, TenMast or Emphysis (or similar) knowledge and ability to utilize electronic systems to manage and monitor workflow.
- Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals; safe driving rules and practices.
- Principles and practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in maintaining, repairing, constructing, and installing buildings and facilities, including carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, and mechanical and electrical work.
- Ability to work in less than ideal conditions, g. noise, high traffic areas, etc.
- Ability to estimate building and repair costs and to prepare specifications for new purchases for equipment and supplies.
- Ability to orient other workers and to explain organizational policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, consultants, contractors, architects, residents, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic
- Ability to establish, monitor, and achieve objectives through skillful delegation of
- Ability to physically walk and survey facilities in order to conduct
- Ability to work/inspect in wet, damp, hot, cold, or dusty
- Ability to stoop kneel in order to gain access to work
- Ability to work while standing for extended periods of
- Ability to lift 50 unassisted.
Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
- Equivalent to graduation from an accredited two or four-year college or university with major coursework in construction management, urban studies, public administration, property management, or a related field
- Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in maintenance operations and management, including one year of lead or supervisory experience, two years preferred. Experience with underserved populations and rental housing is preferred.
- A valid driver's license
- Possession of CMM and CAMT certification or ability to become certified within 12 months of the date of hire is required.
- On-call 24-hours to respond to emergencies
CHESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
AND IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE